Developing on Android
Well, who was going to think more than two years ago that I was going to write a post with that title... Finally the time has come and even though there are several places where you can find a how-to guide to develop on Android, I will try to present in the following posts how "I managed" to set up and start developing on Android platform.
My pre-requirements at present are: Windows XP Home SP3 AMD 64bits laptop, a Vodafone Spain HTC Magic and some microSD cards. From this start point first step is to set up the development environment. For that I will follow the following steps:
- Download SDK
- Download Eclipse
- Install Eclipse (unzip folder)
- Start Installation (Slight differences with Galileo release of Eclipse)
- HelloWorld Application to check that everything is OK
- Install the Drivers and HTC Sync Program
- Run "adb devices" command successfully
After downloading I did a fastboot (that is booting from the image in the PC without writing anything to the Flash of the phone) and did the backup, that is stored in the SD card. This backup will be stored for future need to recover ;-)
So, for the moment I am done, I have the possibility to fastboot ROMs in my android. Next steps will be changing the SPL and actually writing new and unsigned ROMs to the flash of the phone!